Enhanced stability of large molecules vacuumsublimated onto AU(111) achieved by incorporation of coordinated AU-atoms

Wei Xu, Mingdong Dong, M.S. Vazquez Campos, Socorro Vazquez-Campos, H. Gersen, Erik Laegsgaard, Ivan Stensgaard, Mercedes Crego Calama, David Reinhoudt, Trolle R. Linderoth, Flemming Besenbacher

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The stability against fragmentation of a large organic compound (calix[4]arene dimelamine derivative) sublimated onto a Au(111) surface under ultrahigh vacuum conditions has been investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy. By coordinating the compound to gold atoms prior to deposition its stability can be significantly enhanced, which suggests a new route toward improved processability of large organic building blocks for on-surface self-assembly of functional nanostructures
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)10624-10625
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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